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A visit here is really valuable way to understand a vital part of Bequia's history. Former boat builder Lawson Sargeant is a wonderful guide and meeting him is also a highlight. Amongst many other projects, Lawson built a model replica HMY Britannia and presented it...More
It's easy to get to, the place is a workshop where you can see how prototypes of all boats are made. if you have a picture they will make your ship in miniature.
Of course these artists have their life story and the art is...More
A great way to spend 30 minutes to learn about Bequia's very rich maritime and boat building history and meet the charming Lawson Sergeant. Lawson met the Queen when she came to Bequia and presented her with a model version of Britannia that he had...More
This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson was there when I visited which added a personal touch and he was able to answer my questions about whaling and boat building. Even if you are not a maritime...More
This museum is a must for anyone interested in boat building and the history of Bequia. Nicola our guide had an in depth knowledge of both. The story of whaling on the island and whale boat building was fascinating. The small hand book is worth...More
I have to admit I wasn't thrilled to be visiting, but I had my expactations thrown...I really enjoyed the information on offer andfound it fascinating to hear the old whaling tales and to see how SMALL the whaling boats were...with the maratime history such an...More
Lawson Sargeant was an amazing tour guide showing us the beautiful wooden boats he has built. Just seeing the photos of him as a young man was worth the admission (15EC). The museum is just past Coco's on the right, turn at Rastaferian house.
Included in our island tour. You walk around an area that is enclosed with iron bars -- I supposed that this is the best way to display the whaling boats, murals & whaling gear / without worrying about theft / vandalism. Thankfully this way of...More